Aboriginal burning methods are holistic, considering the sky, soil and the various creatures that inhabit the land. The burns use a ‘cool’ burning technique that produces a smaller flame limiting the damage to creatures, advanced trees and herbaceous plants – in turn reducing organic fuel loads while reinvigorating the native flora and fauna. It has probably been more than 150 years since this type of forest practice has been undertaken onsite.
Native bushland has relied on regular managed burning practices for tens of thousands of years. With a return to this type of burning we are assisting the ongoing health and the responsible stewardship of the land.
FACT: It is estimated that native lowland grasslands used to have a range of more than 300,000 hectares in lutruwita/Tasmania prior to European settlement. They are now down below 8000.